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Sweet: Massive turnout may propel Obama to victory. "The mood is great," says David Axelrod, Obama adviser. Glee in Obamaville.

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DES MOINES, IA.--A projected massive turnout--double that of 2004, according to the Obama team--is a reason there is glee in Obamaville so far tonight.
White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is waiting for the results of the Iowa caucus at a Residence Inn here, joined by his family. His top strategist, David Axelrod is here in Hy-Vee Hall, where Obama plans to appear sometime after10 p.m for a rally with his supporters and best donors.

About 124,000 Democrats caucused in 2004; Axelorod said turnout could be as high as 230,000 throughout the state. High turnout is seen to benefit Obama.

"The mood is great," said Axelrod. "We feel really good, no matter what happens." Obama, he said, is in a "good mood."

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